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B&B Repubblica
Ranked #184 of 657 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Stayed for 3 nights and every single minute was completely enjoyable. Walking in the huge wooden doors off the square in to the stairwell is like stepping into a scene from a thousand different films, giving a feeling of entering your very own Palazzo. Then when you get up the stairs to the b&b you're greeted by the cheerful smiling face of Chiara who could not have been more pleasant or more helpful. Throughout our stay she gave us advice on where to eat, what to see and helped us see things that you wouldn't get from a guide book or even just spending a few minutes chatting about different things we'd seen during our day. The rooms were very stylish and the (very) large artwork on the walls give the room a very cultural feel in fitting with Florence. We were lucky enough to have room 2, although I'm sure they're all as impressive. The beds were very comfortable, so much so that we never noticed our double bed was 2 singles put together. Loved the warm rolls at breakfast and the coffee was as good as you'd expect in Italy.
The location could not be better, a few minutes walk in any direction took you to one of any number of attractions from the well known ones to the smaller ones which Chiara had suggested.
A first class establishment, we will go back and would recommend it to anybody.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Just completed a 5 night stay here and on a scale of 1-10 would rate it at 7.

Location:
The location is perfect, convenient 5 minute walk to major landmarks in each direction. I personally couldn't have asked for a better location.

Rooms:
The rooms are clean, however a bit dated--especially the bathrooms. Bathroom was TINY, definitely only fitting 1 person at a time and the shower stall is very small and narrow as well. Bathroom had visible mold along the tiny shower as well as a dirty air filter that desperately needed changing.

Noise:
Depending on where your room is located and what nights you stay, you may have difficulty sleeping. From our room we could hear the nightgoers at the club along the Piazza and on a Saturday at 4am could hear the drunken stragglers, however, this was with the window open for fresh air. Once the two layers of windows were closed everything was nice and quiet.

Breakfast:
Breakfast was simple: croissants, a fruit tart, some yogurt, some fruit (apples mostly) with tea/coffee machine. The only thing that was slightly off putting were the fruit flies that would hang around the breakfast area (and subsequently get stuck to the uncovered fruit tart...)

Staff:
After reading all the glowing reviews of the owners, I was slightly disappointed by the way we were greeted not only on the first day but on a daily basis. I didn't find Rocco or the other gentleman, Daniel (?) to be friendly at all. They were just there, and if we asked questions they answered but they never went out of their way to speak to us, check on us and were not overly accomodating in any manner. After going back to the older reviews I realize that this B&B did change ownership and I regret not being able to experience it with the previous owner.

Of the cleaning staff we encountered a lovely young woman named Anka who was pleasant and accomodating. She and the other woman Stefania would start to clean rooms early (around 8-9am) which made us feel rushed to leave the room so they could clean. On our second day there, I told Stefania that we were not ready for our rooms to be cleaned and she became visibly frustrated and said she would only give us 5 more minutes to leave otherwise she would not clean it. I asked her to just give us new towels and forego the cleaning which upset her as well.

Despite the few hiccups mentioned above, ultimately I would recommend this B&B solely based on the fact that it was clean, quiet, and within walking distance to everything.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank tobyny
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

we came to Florence with a rental car by night ( 23:00pm ) and were lost since our gps was not working , we stopped close to the hotel and called them , Kara came in few minutes right to our car with a pleasant welcome and took care of things ( like sending our car to the parking ) and taking us to the hotel from the street , also got an upgrade to our room the day after and some good recommandations to where to go out , thanks to Kara from the hotel florence wad much more friendly .

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Hotel is very centrally located and it is easy to get to all interesting places. The street is busy and sometimes a little noisy (people, not cars) but it does not disturb you that much - you just feel yourself a part of a big tourist crowd:)
We stayed in a room for 4 people. It was good, clean and nicely decorated.
Breakfast is basic but it has everything one may need including some fruits.
Staff is really nice, friendly and helpful.
There is a wi-fi available in the rooms. Connection is very good.
We all liked the hotel and will definitely stay there again. Strongly recommended to everyone who wants wants something nice, centrally located and not very expensive

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank yershova
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Chiara was very helpful in arranging a half day trip to Pisa and was otherwise just charmimg! Rooms are large and comfortable with 2 bottles of water left in the fridge daily. Breakfast was wonderful...fresh made fruit tarts, wedges of brie and a great coffee machine. Location couldn't be better...carousel in the piazza along with several restaurants. Some rooms have a small balcony with table/chairs. Would stay there again!y

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Patricia Q
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Awesome location located in the heart of Florence!! Chiara and Rocco are very knowledgeable and helpful with whatever you need. Rooms are comfortable, clean and quiet enough in the evenings, as its located in Piazza Republblica where there is nightly entertainment. Breakfast is plentiful and located seperately from the Bedrooms. Shower would be tight for someone who is larger in stature. Definitely recommend this location and looking forward to coming back to Florence and Repubblica soon!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Srfazio
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Chiara, the woman at the front desk, was so helpful, funny, and kind. The location is perfect, a 5 minute walk to the Duomo, and very close to all of the main spots. The B&B is located on top of one of the main squares, which means there is always something fun going on outside. The rooms were very quiet, wifi did not work in the rooms but did work in the main lobby.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Hannah K
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Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 2, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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Ranked #184 of 657 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: £77 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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